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Wabash College

Wabash College asks you the most important question you will ever be asked: What kind of man do you want to be? We then make an institutional commitment to help every Wabash student develop his own answer to this life-changing question by blending an intimate liberal arts education with our culture that emphasizes personal responsibility, resilience, and reflection.

Bachelor's programmes



WABASH COLLEGE WAS FOUNDED ON NOVEMBER 21, 1832. According to early records, the next day a group of the men chosen as trustees of the college knelt in the snow and conducted a dedication service. The college would be located in the frontier town of Crawfordsville, Indiana, with the resolve "that the institution be at first a classical and English high school, rising into a college as soon as the wants of the country demand."


A Wabash liberal arts education prepares students for any careers they choose. The Liberal Arts Plus initiatives provide additional skills and allow Wabash men to use their knowledge to solve real world problems.

  • Democracy & Public Discourse
  • Global Health
  • Center for Innovation, Business, & Entrepreneurship
  • Digital Arts and Human Values


Our strong liberal arts ethos leads us not only to acquire knowledge, but to participate actively in the creation and discovery of new ideas. Motivated students at Wabash College earn opportunities to work side by side with their professors on research and creative projects. While large 'research universities' might appear to provide the best exposure to research, at Wabash, undergraduates are the priority and students from every department across campus are regularly involved with faculty on innovative projects. 


WABASH PREPARES ITS STUDENTS TO MEET THEIR FUTURES WITH CONFIDENCE AND CLARITY. The Schroeder Center for Career Development helps students to identify, develop, and experience civic and career leadership before they graduate. Through professional immersion trips and vibrant internships, students explore opportunities to reach individual career goals of employment, graduate school, or service opportunities. Whatever he can dream, we offer individualized programs and resources to help Wabash men get there.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2019. By rating institutions on a scale from 1 to 5, on multiple studies-related questions, we found the top educators in the world.

Learn more about the Global Student Satisfaction Awards


Student services

Wabash College International Students Office 

  • Approximately 900 men currently attend Wabash with more than 65 international students representing 13 different countries. Outside the United States, there are approximately 200 alumni living in 54 different countries.

Housing services

Wabash students choose from a wide range of housing options — seven independent residence halls, nine national fraternities, and College-owned houses that include two townhomes. Freshmen, sophomores, and juniors are required to live in campus housing. Doing so helps students adjust to the rigors of academic life, provides opportunities for social events and intramural sports, and allows students to build friendships that will last a lifetime.

Library services

Lilly Library, built in 1959, was renovated and expanded in 1992. Resources from the Goodrich Chemistry Library were integrated into Lilly in the summer of 2000. The holdings include more than 434,460 book and periodical bound volumes; 5,530 current periodical titles; and a media collection of over 11,151 recordings, CD's, videos and other media.

ICT services

Wabash Information Technology Services (IT Services) supports all technology on campus: instructional technology, computer labs/classrooms, media services, computer help desk, web technologies, administrative computing, and data and telecom networks.

More than 380 systems are dedicated for students. Six public computer labs are available; two labs are open 24 hours/day, and two others are open from 8am-2am.

Medical services

Wabash College Student Health Center

  • The Wabash College Student Health Center is located on the second floor of the Allen Athletics Center. 

Student Life

Campus life

The 60-acre wooded campus contains 30 buildings predominantly of Georgian architecture. Caleb Mills taught the first class of Wabash students in 1833 in Forest Hall, located since 1965 at the north end of campus and now home to the Teacher Education Department. Built in 1836, Caleb Mills' House hosts various college functions. Also built in 1836 was Hovey Cottage, home to the College's second faculty member Edmund O. Hovey.

Sports facilities

The mission of Wabash College is to achieve "excellence in teaching and learning within a community built on close and caring relationships among students, faculty, and staff". A Wabash education "encourages young men to adopt a life of intellectual and creative growth, self-awareness, and physical activity." We believe that physical activity and Athletics competition provide balance in the lives of young men engaged in rigorous academic pursuits. With academic excellence at the core of what we do, Wabash also strives for excellence and broad participation in its intercollegiate Athletics programs, intramural competitions, and recreational activities.Our program is designed for the benefit of all our students and for the enjoyment of the entire College community. It is supported by our outstanding Athletics facilities and a diversified program of intramural Athletics, which includes about twenty distinct activities.

Student clubs

The diversity of the Wabash student body is eclipsed only by the diversity of the students’ interests. Imagine a club, ensemble, organization, or publication and Wabash either has one — or will allow you to form one. The Wabash Student Senate, the governing body of student life, recognizes 70 different clubs and publications.

Each year, the Student Senate allocates more than $400,000 to fund student activities, which range from the College’s award-winning weekly newspaper, The Bachelor, to service clubs like College Mentors for Kids, Alpha Phi Omega, and the KQ&K Tutoring Program.

All of these clubs and organizations provide valuable, out-of-class learning and leadership development opportunities. Because they are entirely student-run and student-funded, each club elects its own leadership, manages its budget, and reports on its progress.


Wabash College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Crawfordsville, Indiana, United States